Decision Making Based on Mission and Vision of an Organization

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Decision Making Based on Mission and Vision of an Organization

In the course text, read the case study at the bottom of page 230. Write a 3-5 page paper on what could be a mission or vision of the Community Medical Center that would guide the president in his decision about the case of an operating room nurse who may have HIV/AIDS. What could be the decision and how will the decision be communicated to the physicians, employees, to the board, and the public.

The thought of a healthcare worker with a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis sounds risk laden for someone who is undereducated on virus transmission risks. As a leader in a healthcare facility, it is imperative the president of Community Medical Center dispel
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So, the president is compelled to use the garbage can model decision model to quash the confusion. Using this model, he can practice the established, documented processes provided by the state guidelines, the Center for Disease Control and the International Labor Organization.
The president is required to abide by nondiscrimination laws. He will locate the current Georgia guidelines for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures through the Centers for Disease Control and the International Labor Organization. Within the state of Georgia guidelines, there is no definition of a healthcare worker or an invasive procedure. ("Guidelines ," 2008, p. 10-11) And, virus testing of a healthcare worker is voluntary. ("Guidelines ," 2008, p. 10-11) Also, notification of patients and staff is considered on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration whether exposure has occurred, an assessment of specific risks, and confidentiality issues. ("Guidelines ," 2008, p. 10-11) If documented transmission has occurred, written informed consent should be obtained from all future patients who will have exposure-prone invasive procedures performed. ("Guidelines ," 2008, p. 10-11) Then, upon identification of an infected healthcare worker performing an invasive procedure, the healthcare worker will be contacted and the Director of the Division of Public Health may convene an EPR to
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